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Spectacular Ambience – The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi Muscat, Oman is located by the Al Hajar Mountains with its own private beach, twenty-one acre garden’s featuring six dining options, a spa, a health club and three swimming pools. The resort’s design combines contemporary Asian style with subtle Omani nuances that lend an Arabian charm to the ambience of the property. Dining at The Chedi Muscat…

The original winter – Switzerland

Switzerland has a lot to offer. From palm-lined lakeshores to sparkling glaciers, medieval villages to buzzing cities and an incredible number of tourist attractions that stand unrivalled worldwide. In the past year the number of winterguests in Switzerland from the Middle East has increased, as they love to discover the winter magic in the snowy landscape of Switzerland. With the increasing demand…

Land of the Legends – Mongolia

Mongolia, often associated with Genghis Khan, has held a deep fascination with people abroad for centuries and continues to inspire journalists, students and authors even today who are keen to write and study about the Mongol tribes, the Mongol Empire and modern Mongolia. The fascination lies with the founder of the largest empire the world has ever known,…

Journey of Transformation – Shangri-La Dubai

My second home, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has embarked on a journey of transformation in an exciting AED 70 million renovation across its 302 guest rooms and public areas – including the hotel’s impressive, atrium-style lobby and Lobby Lounge and Dunes Café. The remodelling will be reflective of a contemporary haven of elegance that blends modern…

Appreciating Vienna

Famous for its cultural events, historical sights and coffee houses, Vienna has long featured on the bucket list of travel enthusiasts and we stayed in the main centre to experience this beautiful city. Each time I step into Vienna, there is a buzz revolving around the numerous art, culture and music events the city is…

Picturesque landscapes – New Zealand

New Zealand has to be one of my top five destinations not because it is on the way home for me when I travel back to Fiji Islands but the terrain truly is breathtaking. From spectacular glaciers, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forests, volcanic plateaus to miles of coastline with beautiful sandy beaches….